custom classic messenger bag

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Single Speed +$0
Incognito +$0
Shockwave +$0
Dream Catcher +$0
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Nautical +$0
Be Jeweled +$0

2 Left Color

Cordura Gunmetal +$0 More Info

3 Center Color

Cordura Raspberry +$0 More Info

4 Right Color

Cordura Gunmetal +$0 More Info

5 Binding Color

Reflective Binding Silver +$0 More Info

6 Logo Color

Thread Silver +$0 More Info

7 Liner Color

TPU Grey +$0 More Info

8 Inside Options

Interior Options
Empty Bucket
Inserts
-
Inside Pockets
-

9 Outside Options

Grab Strap
-
How do you wear your bag?
Right Handed

10 Strap Pad

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Features

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Internal water bottle pocket

Napoleon side entry pocket has zipper closure for easy in/out without undoing the messenger flap

The Napoleon side entry pocket is not featured on the XS size

Fit

Adjustable crossbody strap

Cross strap not compatible with XS messenger

Removable and adjustable crossbody strap allows for multiple carry options

Timbuk2 Double-Loop cam buckle enables easy fit adjustment while eliminating any excess webbing

Clever Extras

Flap corners fold into place for excellent weatherproofing

In-pocket key keeper

Partially concealed flap buckles with bottom compression straps for subtle and secure closure (XS size does not have bottom compression)

Smart hook and loop placement for fast, easy closure and reduced sweater-pilling

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

Origin

Made in San Francisco, California

Laptop/Tablet

What's this all about?

25 years of messenger expertise bring you our updated Custom Classic Messenger Bag. Designed in San Francisco with decades of user testing and consumer feedback in mind, our updated Custom Classic Messenger features a new refined look, updated fit, and smarter organization. A new shoulder strap features finer webbing, Timbuk2's new Double-Loop CAM buckle that adjusts quickly and eliminates dangling straps and works perfectly with the optional new curved air-mesh strap pad for increased comfort. The SR buckles are partially concealed behind the messenger flap for a more refined but just as secure closure. Inside, the waterproof TPU liner and corner wings keep water out, and optional internal water bottle pockets promote hydration (and water fights). Distributed internal pockets and organization balances the weight of your carry. It's a classic reborn and ready to be worn for another quarter century.

Dimensions

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
XS 11.8 30.0 10.2 26.0 9.8 25.0 5.1 13.0 1.0 0.5 549 9.0
S 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.5 14.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0
M 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.5 19.0 2.0 0.9 1,281 21.0
L 20.1 51.0 15.0 38.0 13.8 35.0 7.9 20.0 2.1 0.9 1,709 28.0

Will Your Laptop Fit?

View Device Fit Guide

How to Calculate True Dimensions

  • 1 - Measure your True Width: true width = Width + Depth
  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
  • 3 - Compare your numbers to our numbers and voila! Your laptop has found a new home
Size
 
XS No. Your device will not fit.
S No. Your device will not fit.
M No. Your device will not fit.
L No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Custom Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.1

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (97)
  • High quality (85)
  • Comfortable  (78)
  • Durable  (76)
  • Roomy  (74)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (32)
  • Uncomfortable  (5)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Heavy / bulky  (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (75)
  • Office (62)
  • Day trip (55)
  • Airplane travel  (44)
  • Computer (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (74), Career (53), Comfort-oriented (45), Stylish (40), Modern (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (104), Yes (10)

Reviewed by 117 customers

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5.0

Awesome new bag

By Teacher Nicky

From Phoenix AZ

About Me: Career, Modern

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I have previously used a Timbuk2 back pack for packing my laptop and riding my bike, but with my new job, I drive to work and I carry lots of files. My new, larger laptop and my numerous files and books fit very well, comfortably on my back to carry and I can open the flap and access them easily. The adjustable strap is perfect.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Excellent Bag

    By Jordan

    From Boston, MA

    About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    Excellent bag, wish the changes were listed--and/or there were options if you would like more compartments, but overall very happy with the bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Love this bag!

    By George the Carryologist

    From Boston, MA

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I use this bag for all of my every day carry items. I purchased the small messenger since I knew it would hold my essentials. I enjoyed creating the bag with colors that appealed to me, the option of adding the laptop attachment as well as the bottle holders made me feel like I had a unique bag. I love how there are many pockets for organization without sacrificing room.

      I was only disappointed when I realized that the bag didn't come with a strap with padding. I understood that there was an option for a nice thick shoulder pad, but I assumed that they at least came with a generic one. Still, I am quite pleased with my purchase and recommended the product to my girlfriend. Not only did she purchase one, but her mother and sister as well. Timbuk 2 should send me a padded strap as commission for the business I sent their way.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great bag, small strap

      By Bleuair

      From Central Switzerland

      About Me: Individual

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • High Quality
      • Individual Design

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments
      • Very Thin Strap

      Best Uses

      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Office
      • Photo Gear Bag

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      Comparison to previous model:
      - strap is too thin (cutting/theft prevention) and looks flimsy
      - i liked the larger Inside bags
      - the side bits were straight/level and now the sides are higher and get bent.
      + bottle holder
      + nice mAterial
      + Foto Insert (however, Zipper is unnecessary) for "small equipment" (large
      needs separate bag

      I Hope the reflecting cord is durable and doesn't tear off..

      Thanks!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      didn't get what I thought I was ordering

      By Karen Redwine

      From Poulsbo, Washington

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • It Is Too Big For Me
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Heavy / bulky 
      • Too Big For X Small
      • Too Big X Small
      • Uncomfortable 

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Wanted T Use As Purse

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I put it away because I thought I was ordering something I could use as a purse, a size extra small? It is huge and I have a battle every time I open it. If I use it for a purse at church and it is too loud when I fight to open it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Custom suits my style

      By Da kitchen wench

      From Salem, OR

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            Like custom options to create a look and tailor the uses. Love the inside laptop/tablet pocket. This is perfect for to/from work with cookbooks/files/tablet and traveling. my 4th Timbuk2 bag, no reason not to love it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Timbuk2 fan for life!

            By Fixed Gear Girl

            From Northern UT

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Small Bottle Holders
            • Strap Slippage

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I have had a Timbuk2 bag since I graduate high school and received it as a gift. Back then, I wasn't much of a biker, but I thought the bag was cool, and I used it throughout my college experience. It's been almost five years since I received that bag, and I've often thought of getting another, just because I want to customize it.

            My 22nd birthday seemed like a great excuse to finally pull the trigger. I was having trouble deciding on fabrics, and the great guys at Timbuk2 sent me some swatches of fabrics that I was considering, and it really helped me make my decision.

            I use this medium sized bag for biking to and from school. I pack my laptop, my clothes for the day, my lunch, my various notebooks, and the little things I bring every day. It handles it all without looking bulky or weird, and without messing with my balance while biking. I've since stopped biking to school, but this bag is still with me wherever I go.

            It's a wonderful bag. The improvements that have been made to this model when compared to my old one are great. I was incredibly surprised at how light it is, even though it doesn't feel any less durable. I like the way the bag is shaped now, it's a little bit deeper and things don't spill out as easily. The organizer pocket is improved, it's more out of the way and I can fit more in this bag than in the same size of an older model, even with the new laptop sleeve that I now have. I use the sleeve for folders and papers, as well as my 15" macbook pro, and everything is securely out of the way of the other, bulkier items I bring, like my blender bottle and my lunch.

            There are a couple of issues that I've encountered, but they're minor. The buckle that I had on my old bag was a lot more cumbersome to tighten than this one is. However, the way this buckle moves along the strap makes it easy to catch and unfasten, sending the bag sailing downwards until it catches with a jolt on my shoulder. This has happened a couple times now, and I think now that I'm aware of what I'm doing, it won't happen as often. The strap is overall improved, though.

            The other issue I have with it is how small the internal water bottle pockets are. They can barely hold a standard 16oz store-bought disposable water bottle. My 24oz contigo bottle has NO chance of fitting. It's fine, as I end up using the pockets to hold lotion, packs of gum, and my sunglasses, but I would have liked an actual useable water bottle pocket.

            The bag is well crafted, well thought out, and overall, the improvements are great. The strap is thinner, comfier, and easier to adjust. The pockets are less droopy and more efficient. The clasps for the lid are hidden, giving the bag a sleeker appearance. It's a fantastic bag, and I recommend it to all of my friends.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Beautiful outside, practical inside

            By Geraldine

            From Portland, OR

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Computer
              • Photo Bag

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I love this bag, it's great, it's practical, but...
              I designed this bag to be as elegant as possible given its general shape. I chose some polka dots on the outside and so decided to chose the polka dot option inside. I was hugely dissapointed. It looks way too plasticy. From the computer screen it looked like it was polyester fabric, not shiny plastic. Plus the edge of the dots is not sharp, giving it a slopy look.
              My other complaint is about the width of the shoulder strap. I understand that the width gets larger with a larger size bag. But on the medium size I have, it is very large and I find it not elegant or feminin. Then since it is a larger bag with a larger width, the straps underneath the bag to collapse it are long. So unless your bag is full, a large piece of strap dangles and I find it untidy. Maybe have the strap in velcro?

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              so super, it's duper

              By Pickledede

              From Bellingham, WA

              About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality
              • I Picked Amazing Colors
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Office

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                I use my new medium classic custom messenger to carry stuff back and forth to work. I LOVE IT. For my purpose, it may be a bit too much of a bag...meaning it is so sturdy and well built.....far better than I need for this purpose. But I won't complain about that. I love my color selection. The on-line tool to create a bag is the bomb! Super!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                LOVE IT!

                By Kalfire

                From Malden, MA

                About Me: Career

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Airplane travel 
                  • Commuting
                  • Day Trips
                  • Extended trips 
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                  Love the color combinations and size. Durable and lightweight

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